Louis E. Yianacopolus

  • Born: April 28, 1937
  • Died: March 18, 2021
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

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322 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. (781) 438-0405

Tribute & Message From The Family

Louis "Janis" Yianacopolus of Stoneham, MA, passed away at the age 83 on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Louis was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Rafferty Yianacopolus of 61 years. He was the devoted father of Glenn Yianacopolus and his wife Valerie, Neil Yianacopolus and his wife Denise, Paul Yianacopolus and his wife Kimberly, and Kevin Yianacopolus and his wife Doreen. He was the loving "Papu" to Bo and Clay, Kayla and Keli, Samantha, Matthew, Jessica, Alexa and Michael, and Tyler, Julia, Caroline, and Meghan. He was also the loving son of the late Ernest and Anna Yianacopolus, brother to Joan Varoutsos and the late John Yianacopolus.

Louis Yianacopolus graduated from Woburn High School where he excelled as a baseball pitcher and was drafted by the Boston Braves. In his early days, Louie worked at Winn factory company in Woburn. He then joined the Army National Guard from 1954 to 1962 where he was an expert sharpshooter and marksman. Louis went on to become a Stoneham Police officer for 37 years. He was known to patrol Stoneham square by foot always greeting the community. Louis enjoyed cooking and loved to cook for his family and friends. On his off days, you could find Louie fishing at some of his favorite places like Salem Willows, Horn Pond, Sebago Lake, and many fishing charters.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate Louis' eternal life will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 AM. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere condolences to the whole family Worked with him in stoneham. Louis was A great guy worked with Paul for a short time so sorry for your loss

Posted by David Nollett - Andover, MA - Friend   March 29, 2021

My heart is heavy to hear this news. I will always remember Uncle Louie's sense of humor & laugh both of which were infectious and of course the cigar that he always smoked.
Dave & I are thinking of you all at this time ❤

Posted by Kim Briggs - Andover, MA - Family   March 28, 2021

Glenn, Neil, Paul & Kevin

No matter how old we are, it's never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve.

Posted by Rick Casey - Franklin, MA - Friend   March 28, 2021

We always looked up to Louie with respect. Growing up he was one of the police officers that could relate to and talk to teenagers.
Louie and Mary raised four fantastic boys who became men and role models for a whole new generation.
God speed Louie. Mary is holding dinner for you up in Heaven.

Posted by Kevin and Maria Dolan - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   March 25, 2021


Classmate Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Cleveland Coats - Lexington - Classmate   March 25, 2021

To Neil , Paul, Kevin and your whole family,

I would like to send my sincerest condolences and prayers to your family at this time. Your father must have been quite a man, and your mother must be a great woman, because you all turned out to be good men and someone your father can be proud of. I cannot make his wake and funeral, but I will be there in spirit. May God bless you all and your families, and your father's soul. May he rest in eternal peace.
Take care guys, and God bless,
Sean Dillon

Posted by Ssean Dillon - Lowell, MA - Friend   March 25, 2021

Glen Neil Paul Kevin so sorry for the loss of your father Louis was the best my father always had a funny story when they worked together on the police department they were good friends and I consider him my friend he always had a great smile and I've known him all my life he will be missed but never forgotten again my deepest sympathy billy mcnulty

Posted by Billy Mcnulty - Woburn, MA - Friend   March 24, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. Lou was a wonderful guy. He would call me a couple times during the year at the Benefits Office to ask questions. It was a pleasure to know him, he was always kind and gentle. I hope he meets up with Mary and they can laugh and look down at their wonderful family. Love to the Yianacopolus family.

Posted by Christine DelRossi - Dracut, MA - Family Friend   March 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Dennis Newell - Chelmsford, MA - Friend   March 24, 2021

Kevin so sorry for your family loss he was great farther to you and your brothers

Posted by John Tardif - Lynn, MA - Coworker   March 23, 2021